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Last NameBrosamer    
Given NameHans    
alt. NamesH. B. ;    
MarriageAnna Wechin (c. 1498-1550) in Regensburg    
Year born1500 c. in Hemau or Ostendorf or Osterdorf, Swabia    
Year died1554 c. or 1552 c.    
Place of death Regensburg    
Father's occupation    
Relativespainter Hans Ostendorfer (brother), Munich; painter Ulrich Ostendorfer ((brother), Amberg    
Educationpossibly by the circle of artists around Albrecht Altdorfer or Lucas Cranach in Saxony    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forPeter Apian / Petrus Apianus (1495-1552): Astronomicum Caesareum, (Ingolstadt 1540, with 58 handcolored plates and & 41 whole-page plates) ; Walter Ryff: Vitruvius Teutsche (Nuremberg 1548) ; Abh. über die mathem. Grundlagen der Architektur & mechnischen Künste (1547) ;    
PatronageKaiser Karl V and his brother Ferdinand ;    
Collaboratorswoodcutter -> M. Ostendorfer for Apian 1540 ; wood engraver ->P. Flötner ; wood engraver ->G. Pencz ; Nuremburg printer Johann Petreius for Ryff (1547 & 1548: www.dhm.de/datenbank/dhm.php?seite=5&fld_0=RA001234) ;    
Techniquesarchitectual and physical, mechanical, astronomical and technical woodcut ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.otis.edu/library/astronomicum-caesareum ; https://search.disconnect.me/searchTerms/serp?search=59aeb094-72ef-4dc9-ba2c-0de8ae41a08a ;     
Archival sourceswww.hollstein.com/hans-en-martin-brosamer.html ; www.christies.com/lotfinder/books-manuscripts/brosamer-hans-ein-new-kunstbuchlein-von-5362346-details    
Published sourcesADB 24 1887: 507ff. ; NDB 19 1999: 615f. ; see lit. quoted in https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ostendorfer ;    
otherH. B. created >1.200 woodcuts, mostly book illustrations & a few engravings can be attributed to H. B., who’s origins might go back to the circle of Cranach in Saxony; cf. http://www.dhm.de/datenbank/dhm.php?seite=5&fld_0=RA001234.    

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